22 Assisted Living Facilities near Jackson, NJ
There are 22 Assisted Living Facilities in the Jackson area, with 3 in Jackson and 19 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Jackson is $4,697 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Lakewood with an average starting cost of $3,549.
To help you with your search, browse the 209 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Jackson. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Jackson 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Howell with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Jackson find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Jackson, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Jackson, NJ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Jackson
Jackson Township, located along the New Jersey shore, is home to the tallest roller coaster in the world. This tourist town has a recorded history stretching back over 170 years and deep community roots. It's ranked as one of the safest cities in New Jersey, making it an attractive place for seniors to retire into assisted living. There are 13 assisted living facilities in Jackson, giving plenty of options for those who need a little extra help with daily living tasks. Assisted living facilities in Jackson Township are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. State regulations specify that staff be on hand 24 hours a day, and the facilities designed to allow aging in place.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Jackson
Weather in Jackson Township means warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Residents enjoy all four seasons. Average high temperatures in July are 86 degrees, while January lows average around 23. Seniors sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable in the winter.
- The cost of living in Jackson is 132.6, compared to the U.S. average of 100. Housing is nearly eighty percent higher than the national average, which shouldn't affect seniors in assisted living. Grocery costs and healthcare are both slightly higher.
- Both property crime and violent crime rates in Jackson are lower than the national average. Violent crime is about a third lower, while property crimes are about half.
- Jackson Township is serviced by the New Jersey Transit Authority, which provides both rail lines and buses. Those 62 and older, or with a qualifying disability, are eligible for reduced fares. Paratransit services are available for those who qualify. Jackson also offers a park and ride service.
- The Jackson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lakewood Hospital and Meridian Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Jackson has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Jackson Township Senior Services Department, an organization that provides assistance with utility costs, healthcare screens, and programs for education and enrichment as well as several senior centers in different wards of the city.
Paying for Assisted Living in Jackson
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in New Jersey
Assisted Living costs in Jackson start around $4,697 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Jackson and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Jackson
Jackson residents may receive Medicaid waivers for the state of New Jersey to offset the costs of an assisted living facility. Qualifications are set through the state's Department of Human Services. The 2017 program is titled Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)and is part of the federal government's Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. New Jersey's system has no enrollment caps, meaning that all those who are eligible to receive services will receive them.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Jackson
Jackson and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Jackson, please visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Jackson
Jackson-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Jackson
Review of Sunrise of Jackson
I was very impressed with Sunrise of Jackson. It was open, had high ceilings, there was music playing when you walked in, and there were a bit more men. They had a lot of activities going on that I... Read more
Review of Bella Terra
The people at Bella Terra were very nice and gave me a lovely tour, but it wasn't what I wanted. I didn't see a lot of activities going on. It's an older facility, and it's a little less clean look... Read more
Review of Bella Terra
We're moving into Bella Terra. It looks wonderful. They have cozy small rooms where you can go, sit, and read. They have a very nice library. It is more welcoming and more homey; it is just lovely.... Read more